Thursday, October 9, 2014

DIY Pillowcase - 5 Steps


I just recently taught a group of young ladies how to sew this pillowcase.  The object was to get these beginning sewers comfortable and confident in front of their machines.

MATERIALS 
1 yr of fabric
Machine
Scissors
Thread





You are done!  Embellish it by adding ribbon of your stitch or you can crochet an edging.  I love making these for my kids for each of the holiday!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DIY Outdoor Bench - Update



So I thought this summer I would revisit my most popular post.  2 summers ago I posted DIY Outdoor Bench which got a huge reponse and I have had a lot of comments/questions (except for my aunt, I don't really get comments on my post).  So I thought I would do a revisit to this fun post.

2 summers ago I was eager to use some cushions that I had saved from a previous wood bench that became fire wood.  So I need to make a bench but I didn't want to break out the wood working tools, I didn't want to spend too much money and I didn't want it to take more than an hour.  I had seen a been made of all cinder blocks and thought hey that looks easy.  Until I got to home depot and started to lug them in the cart.  I got a few in the cart and then I had an idea that seems to have spread.  It was to thread board in the holes of the cinder blocks to create a bench.  And presto I had a bench for my cushion and a new post for my blog.  I wouldn't call myself a blogger I'm more of a creator who has been encouraged to blog but I think I lack some skill because if I get into the blogging thing my creation suffers if I'm into my creation my blog suffers. Needless to say this DIY Outdoor Bench post has been a big hit.  I have had over 114,000 hits in the past year to that post.  I have noticed lots of other bloggers making their version which are all super cute.  So here some picture of some other versions.

My cousin found my post online and made her version which are super cute check them out.
 

The second photo down is my parents house they did up two to look out at their view.

This one is from Lena at Simple Living
 Curbly

Here is another one from Everyday Fabulous Blog

I found this great one inspire from my bench on Pinterest but the link didn't work so I don't know who posted it but I love the wrap around style.

Here are a few more I found.


one more look at this fun bench from 2 summers ago..


So thank you everyone who enjoyed this post and created your own version what a complement.  I especially thank everyone cause I'm a blogger hobbiest and not a well blogged machine like so many of you so I appreciate it.   I have no updated photo because of this wonderful bench, because the area I created the bench in is now our chicken coop and so I am storing my beautiful cushions once again.

MATERIALS
4 - 4x4x12 pieces of wood I used the cheapest I could fine
8-12 Cinder blocks  (using 12 the bench was a little high, my feet didn't touch the ground so we dug where the blocks sat so it would sit lower.  Or you could do away with the top row 4 blocks and have it sit lower. It's a personal preference thing as well as hight.)
1 Tube Concrete Adhesive
Cushions Optional




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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Turn a 99 cent hat into a custom hat!


While gearing up for a camping trip this weekend I saw this bright orange hat at the 99 cent store and thought I can make something out of that!   This is what  I came up with.  And a little how-to as well.



Sunday, February 2, 2014

$1.00 Valentines Apron



This is a quick and easy tutorial.  I was in Target and came across this $1.00 dish towel and thought I can make a kids apron out of this.  Then we also bough a pillow sham for my daughter and I saw the ribbon on the packaging and thought great I'll use that for the apron.  So total cost of this is $1.00 and it took me 2 min to make it and much long to take picture and do photoshop... which is probably why my blog pic aren't better I don't enjoy it.  But I hope you can make one and enjoy that!  I LOVE making stuff!!!